Our faculty use sociological and anthropological lenses to explore diverse contemporary questions and debates within Canadian and international contexts, including environment and resource use, food, agriculture, and agribusiness, indigenous issues, labour and work, youth and homelessness, indigenous issues, police and society, and social movements in developing countries.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer solid foundations for a wide variety of careers, from public service employment to international development work, as well as preparation for doctoral research and an academic career. Consider joining us in the pursuit of knowledge and the acquisition of the critical analytical skills needed to understand our complex social world.

At the undergraduate level, we offer majors in Anthropology, Sociology, as well as a joint major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy with the Department of Political Science. For students interested in graduate studies, we offer an MA in Public Issues Anthropology, a joint MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (with the Department of Political Science), and an MA and a PhD in Sociology. 

If you have any questions about our programs, faculty, and research strengths, please browse our site or contact Linda Bolton (lbolton@uoguelph.ca; undergraduate programs), or Shelagh Daly (daly@uoguelph.ca; graduate programs). 

Dr. Vivian Shalla
Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology